August 7, 2017 archive

Pruitt Says EPA Wrongly Walked Away From Colorado Gold Mine Spill

Calling it a “wrong” that the Trump administration plans to fix, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s visited Colorado’s Gold King Mine spill site, the 2015 incident caused by EPA contractors that eventually contaminated water for millions. Pruitt was at the site near Silverton, Colorado on Friday saying the EPA “walked away” from Colorado after the spill. …

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Final Arguments on Keystone XL Pipeline to be Heard This Week in Nebraska

  Final arguments for and against TransCanada Corps’ proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the one meant to eventually connect to the Keystone already in place in Oklahoma and Texas will be heard this week by Nebraska regulators. It is considered the last big hurdle for the project after President Trump gave federal approval earlier in the …

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Support Grows for Extending Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer

Support is growing for extending the passenger rail service from Oklahoma to Kansas City. The city of Arkansas City, Kansas recently voted in support of a resolution urging the creation of such a route and extending Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer from Oklahoma City north to Newton and into Kansas City. “The spectacular turnout of more than …

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